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Jess Sah Bi & Peter One: Ivory Coast Guitar & Vocal Duo

By The World Music Foundation

Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, musicians from Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, recall hearing the harmonies and guitars of Simon and Garfunkel and Cat Stevens for the first time and how that impacted their music from that point onward. In our conversation they take us through the creation of their landmark African-Country-Folk inspired album Our Garden Needs Its Flowers from their initial search for a producer to now the recent reissue, 30 years later, by Awesome Tapes From Africa.   Here’s an external link to every Musical Mention in this episode: 7:01 Simon & Garfunkel 7:08 Cat Stevens 8:19 Jimi Hendrix 8:29 The Beatles (Hey Jude, Let It Be) 9:49 Paul Simon 11:29 James Bond Theme 14:53: Amédée Pierre 15:00 Bob Marley (No Woman No Cry) 18:19 Don Williams 20:51 Don Williams 20:42 Alpha Blondy 25:14 Premiere Chance 30:47 Rosemary Gurg ?? 33:11 Badmos 33:19 Ernesto Djedje 31:51 Georges Tai Benson 36:27 Monique Séka 36:39 Anet Roger 40:08 Gouro 40:27 Our Garden Needs Its Flowers (album) 41:03 Burkina Faso 41:04 Togo 48:50 Brian Shimkovitz

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